Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TennisMaverick, Nov 16, 2011.
Teaser for all of you who love paint jobs!
The new XV1 is painted in....expresso.
What happened to that other paint job thread? It seems to have died an untimely death.
You are killing me. The XV1 sounds/feels like it might be a perfect frame for me. I found volkl due to TE and a local shop pointing me towards the v1 as an option. I have been a volkl loyalist since.
I have tried to search for threads where the xv1 is discussed but due to the search limitations ( am I the only one who thinks that the three letter rule on searches on a web forum where eveverything that is discussed has a three letter moniker is odd?)
Anyway what's the expectation on this frame in terms of timing and upgrades / playability
I haven't seen it, and the rep stays at his girlfriend's apartment only 5 minutes walk from mine near the FDR, lol. I'll post as soon as I can whether it be his or my forthcoming frame. Unfortunately, there are only a few of them in the country, so I may have to wait a bit. But the word is that the string bed is extremely plush and the release date is sometime in February. They also changed the throat, making it more stable.
"Very crisp and more powerful, stable V1. Definitely feels stiffer, but still has the comfort you'd expect from a V1. Very soft string bed."...Futures competitor who hit with it yesterday.
I just received camera phone photos. The first guy who I can email it to who is willing to post them here will have them as soon as I finish reading the email.
Just saw it the other day and it is a really fabulous looking stick. Didn't get a chance to hit with it, and the paint job is really something special. Dealer (surprisingly) said that it is the best V1MP ever.
If it plays like all the other Organix sticks, then I can believe that it will be a genuine upgrade from the PBV1.
Looks like the beam at the top is considerably narrower than the previous versions. I am assuming that is due to the characteristics of the nano material.
Great looking frame.
Cant wait to give it a go!
Perhaps this is my TT calling...
The posted image is a computer generated image, vaguely approximating the look of the forthcoming racquet. It provides a picture of what the graphic scheme will look like. The actual production racquet will look noticeably different in shape but very similar graphically.
Here are TennisMaverick's photos of the Organix V1
Why did Volkl stop printing "Precise Frame" along the bottom of the V1 hoop?
Someone can tell me where I can get pictures of the Volkl Organix 3?
nice looking frame! Seems like a light frame. 25-22-28 is very tapered too.
Is the racquet very stiff?
The major accounts in the Northeast, including Baltimore and 19th/Bdwy, have all put in major orders for the XV1. There's a lot of excitement; it's an easy sell.
Just received a call; I will have my XV1 around dinner time tonight! Will apprise when I do. Off to the court.
I have the XV1in hand!
The first thing that you notice is its color, which has been described by many as expresso, bronze, metallic dark copper, deep chocolate brown...but whatever the color, it gives the impression of being very deep while reflecting artificial light. It's CLASSY.
Unstrung, the frame feels well balanced, with a slight nod to its tip, like the X8 315. The Big Grommets at 3/9 are not as large/hefty as the Classic V1, so torsionally, when spun in the hand, it feels lighter than its predecessors, but similar to the PB V1. I assume, many will add a little weight there for added stability. The most noticeable aspect of this iteration is the beams thickness in the throat, which was done to torsionally stiffen the frame in this area--which I've been told is the constant design feature in the new Volkls. The beam is also thicker in the head, making the beam shape though out, much like that of the X10's--basically, the same, and all X-frames will maintain this beam shape. It also has the new X-frame's Bio-Sensor grip system and Optispot. This should be a much stiffer V1.
head size: 102in2
weight: 10.1 oz/285 grams
unstrung bal: 32.5 cm/.7 HL/5.5 pts HL
string pattern: 16x19
beam width: 25-22-28
certainly not an attractive looking frame. On the other hand, I love the X8 and X10-325's paint jobs. This one however looks like they dropped a racquet in mud. Not an eye catching frame by any stretch. The black and yellow V1 classic is still my favorite painting of the V1's. Thought the V1-PB was ugly too.
Also 10 oz unstrung is REALLY LIGHT. Any male over 5' 5" 140 lbs will have to add a decent amount of lead.
Personally much prefer the PB V1 pj. Gold and black, classic
If it excites you, Volkl just came-out with pink Cyclone--I am putting it in an X10 325 demo later today.
It might excite me if my name was Jackie
I really like Vpro a lot more than Cyclone anyway.
Stringing-up the frame soon to hit with tomorrow--it's supposed to be sunny and 65 in NYC! I will start an XV1 Review thread soon after stringing it and I will elucidate further after I get off court.
looking forward to the review. My wrist is acting up so I have pulled out my V1 Classic strung with natural gut. Pretty sure, if past experience holds true, that my wrist will respond to the plush V1. But I have to believe that the newer materials have allowed the designers to improve the racket. The published weight is pretty low, so I would also be interested in how you have adjusted that.
Thanks for your continued great info on the game and particularly on volkl frames!
All the best
It's very plush on-contact, and the light weight is also not an issue--I speak as someone who moves back-n-forth between a 396 gram PB 10 Mid and a 385 gram London Tour. Your hand automatically makes the adjustment for the lighter weight and greater balance/heft towards the head. You just play with a looser hand, which greatly adds pace, and aids with reducing the shock to the arm. When applying topspin, the stick has a tremendous amount of bite, and remains torsionally stable at impact, and still feels crazy cushioned.
Thanks for the props!
How are the xV1 users doing? Any longer-term updates?
I'm not a long time user, just using the XVI since January. My APD eventually won its battle with my arm, so I needed something a little softer. Love the racquet, as it seems very solid for its weight and very, powerful, too. The maneuverability has really helped with my volleys, and it is a great serving racquet. I certainly do not regret the switch.
cool. I made a semi-blind purchase on one this morning. semi-blind because I demo'd the xv1 awhile back, but have demo'd probably a dozen and purchased a few since then. Figured the only way i can stop demoing and switching every week is to just buy one and stick with it. So this morning as I was dropping off my psgt demo, I saw the v1 on the wall and said, what the heck, string it up, im going cold-turkey - Im done with demos and seeking. Its a basic, comfy stick, Ill make it work. Practice match tonight, im briging only the v1 with me. my goal is to go 6 months without swinging another racquet :shock:
Good luck and I really like it. I'm not a tinkerer, so I haven't added any weight to it, and find it plays fine for my level. 3.5/4.0
Feels good. Tour bite mains at 51, syn crosses at 53. Not sure how I like that combo. Overall feels nice, need to just dial it in.
The only thing that took me a little while to get used to was the Volkl grip shape after using the Babolat. Think I'm finally used to it after a couple of months. It's just so comfortable for a tweener racquet.
I can only comment about the Organix V1 OS which I bought upon its release. After having an avid Volkl user since the late 90s, it was natural I try the next V1 release. It didn't play as well as any other V1 in the line, comparatively speaking, it was closest to the PB V1 which I felt wasn't up to par either. the Organix V1 OS just did not have a solid feel, felt underweighted & didn't give me enough power or control (which comes naturally to me). Its play didn't give me any reason to give up my regular stick which is the Becker V1 OS.
I've played a lot with a volkl pb7, so grip shape felt right for me. The bio sensor handle does feel more cushioned and maybe a hair smaller than the previous, I like it. I think it won't take long to get in tune with it. I didn't get a chance to really rally and have fun with it, just jumped right into a practice match. I tried a little too hard with it I think as I sent a few more long than normal, of course I have it strung a little softer than normal too. Serves felt really good with it. I've been using a pb7, a steam99s, and a pure storm over the last week so perhaps some inconsistently is to be expected. I've been through so many demos, bought, sold etc so much over the last few months, glad to finally just have 1 to stick with. Now the journey for the perfect string combo starts...
I have returned to hit with this frame due to some shoulder issues. I think the added weight of my POG OS was beginning to give me some shoulder pain. I was playing more than I usually do which probably contributed also.
This racquet is a little more manuverable and light enough that it does not bother my shoulder.
Too soon to say if I will return for good. I generally like something a little heavier. I have tried some lead but prefer the way it plays in stock form.
Currently using gut mains and gamma tnt crosses.
No, you're not alone. It's an impediment.
Using the same set-up (X-cel at 56lbs) as the 2012 Pure Drive, the V1 beats the Babolat in every category, except in a slice dropshot. I could drop it perfectly with the PD, where with the Volkl I'll often land it close to the service line. Will probably find a more spin-friendly string for it next time.
Everything else is better. Crisper groundstrokes, better volleys, more pace and accuracy on serves. It is the best racquet I've ever played, and I don't plan on changing for the next 3-5 years.
Oh yeah, and gorgeous too.
In a good match I call it chocolate thunder, in not so good matches, I call it the sh1t stick. I think I'm going to raise tension and go with a low powered multi cross at 55 with poly mains, maybe at 55 as well. Currently have tb mains at 51 with syn crosses at 53. I liked my pb7 at 55 all around, so I'll see how the v1 likes it. So far it feels great, but just a little too soft in the string bed. Open to any other hybrid recs.
Go to google. Type talk tennis and then the 3 letter search term.
Trout, I found the Organix V1 MP to be a great racket but I went up in tension. I tried TB at 52# in mains and Gosen Micro at 55# in crosses but found it strain my elbow. The 3 set ups that I am using are: Cyclone at 52# mains/Gosen Micro at 55# crosses, WC M Bite at 52#/Gosen at 55#, and just trying the new TB Soft 17 at 54# Mains, Gosen at 56# crosses. I really like that new TB and am no longer having elbow issues. I have found all 3 set ups nice and the control is great without any elbow or shoulder issues.
thanks for the input. Ive tried the tb soft in a pb7 but i went too low with it and crossed it with a rough multi, which killed any snapback of the strings, hated it. Sounds like the 54/56 with a smooth cross may be a good setup to try. which gosen cross are you using?
I use Gosen Micro 17 and typically a 17 or 18 gauge poly. Found you cannot go wrong with Gosen and I used to use those more expensive multi strings.
Have been using the V1 MP for about 2 month's now and it's been pretty great. Only issue I have been having is on serve. My regular hitting partner say my serves are kicking up as high and have lost a little pace. This has be a little worried since I usually hold serve and it's a good part of my game. So what can I do to improve serve? Should I try removing all the lead and playing it stock to increase racquet head speed? Should I try full multi at low tension?
Full copoly at real low tension? I want to add spin AND some power to my serves.
For the record, I have been using a hybrid of NXT Tour 17g/17g Copoly crosses at 55/52 lbs.
Everything else with the V1 is fine....groundstrokes, volleys, touch shots, etc. Any advice from fellow V1 Mp users?
Played with this frame for about 6 months and loved everything about it, except the serve. Moved on to a little heavier racquet and that helped a bit.
As you know, I've been using the X V1MP for about the same amount of time as you. I can't help you though, other than say that I'm serving great with it. It took me some time though to get used to all my shots with this racquet, as I've down in racquet weight going to this frame. I really worked on my timing and acceleration, and they have improved as a result.
Just this week I'm using full multi (YY 850 Pro) at 58-56 CP. 2nd session this morning and I'm really enjoying it.
are u playing the V1 stock or have you added weight? I have (4) 4" strips at 3/9 and about 10 g's on the handle.
1st - same lead as you in the hoop. Then 24" wrapped around the base of the handle plus leather grip, so around 6gm for leather and 5gm for leather.
2nd. instead of 4 strips, I ran 2 strips all the way from 8 o'clock through to 4 o'clock.
Both racquets seem to play the same - I might slighter prefer the feel of the 2nd.
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